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Book Review: The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis, by Karen Russell

The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis by Karen Russell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Karen Russell’s wicked prose and deliciously crafted metaphors (“A black eel thrashed in Larry’s stomach”) make this novella a captivating read, one that I would highly recommend for either the young adult audience or any adult that enjoys the slightly twisted. 256 more words

Prairie Writers' and Illustrator's Day 2014: YA Is Not the Easy Way to Publication

A few days before heading to SCBWI-Illinois‘ regional conference, an acquaintance of mine mentioned how many of his MFA classmates are writing YA. “It’s what’s getting published,” he said, by way of explanation.  769 more words

Young Adult

Evolving Character

A blue moon ago I wrote a 17 year old girl named Lily Van Slyke into Blue Heaven. At the time, she was very troubled, but she didn’t have a gun. 479 more words


How to Survive a Writer's Conference (Or an Introvert's Guide to Being Social)

As I mentioned earlier this week, I attended a writer’s conference recently. This is the second one I’ve been to this year, and I like to think I’ve learned a few things about doing conferences well. 313 more words


More Things I Learned at the Surrey International Writer's Conference (SIWC) 2014

I really feel SIWC 2014 made me step up my game.  Not to knock academia, but compared to courses on writing I’ve taken at college, there was so much… 188 more words


SCBWI WI Fall Conference Recap from a Newbie’s Perspective

As I mentioned in my last post, I attended my first SCBWI conference last weekend. Here are a few highlights and thoughts from the experience. 632 more words